Children, Education and Skills

Newcastle upon Tyne

Team Manager (Foster a Future)

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

£42,821 - £46,845 per annum

Newcastle City Council are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dynamic Team Manager to join our Foster a Future Fostering Service.

The service is experiencing a period of growth and as one of 4 Fostering Team managers, you will be expected to supervise and oversee a busy team of social workers with the objective of providing an effective, high quality service to foster carers, children and partners.

The role includes management of the assessment and support of both Mainstream carers and Connected Persons and we are currently developing our support services to Special Guardians. We are therefore looking for candidates who can demonstrate impeccable knowledge of Fostering Minimum Standards, Safeguarding and Fostering Legislation and Care Planning Regulations.

Our Fostering Team Managers have a key role in supporting the Registered Manager and Service Manager in the continuous development of the service and may be given responsibility for specialist service areas and the delivery of key service targets and objectives.

Experience of managing and supervising social workers would be highly desirable although applications would be welcomed from fostering senior practitioners and practice teachers who are interested in career progression.

To apply for this post, you must have a relevant social work qualification, such as Degree in Social Work, DipSW, CQSW, CSS or equivalent, and current Social Work England registration. A relevant management qualification or a commitment to work towards one is essential.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

If you are interested in this post and would like some further information before applying, please email with your preferred contact number and someone from the management team will get back to you.

Apply online at, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

Working in Care Homes - In accordance with Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021, staff deployed to work in CQC registered care homes providing accommodation and nursing or personal care are required to have full vaccination status or a medical exemption before working or being deployed into work settings covered by the legislation. Applicants to positions covered by these regulations are required to provide certified evidence of their vaccination status or medical exemption as part of any pre employment checks.


Closing date:

4 November 2021

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